Education News From Market Cap & Gown
All Categories · Member College News · Tuition Rewards News · Tuition & Financial Aid News · Campus Finances
College Savings News · Higher Education Legislation · Retirement Savings News ·
General College News · Student Loan Industry
Top Stories From The Last 30 Days
College Is the Goal. The Problem? Getting There.
March 24, 2017 - Posted in: College Admissions NewsFor young people with college-educated parents, the path to higher education may be stressful. But, if their standardized test scores are too low, they can pay for a prep course; if their essay is lackluster, they can hire a writing coach. For many working-class students, there is no money for test prep or essay help. The alternatives to higher education are alluring.
Read this story at nytimes.com
Neumann University names new president
March 24, 2017 - Posted in: Member College NewsAfter a 7-month search, Neumann University (PA) has named its next president. Chris E. Domes, currently head of Silver Lake College (WI), will succeed Rosalie M. Mirenda, who is retiring after 21 years as president. Under Mirenda, Neumann grew from a commuter college of fewer than 900 students to a residential university of almost 3,000.
Read this story at philly.com
Free college didn’t die with the Clinton campaign. It’s just getting started
March 24, 2017 - Posted in: Paying For CollegeThe idea of free university tuition didn't die with the presidential candidacies of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. Away from the national spotlight, momentum continues to build; new programs are being launched, propelled by bipartisan public and private-sector support at the state and local levels. More than 190 free-tuition programs have now begun in 40 states.
Read this story at hechingerreport.org
Wells College president to Cuomo: Tuition-free program should include private colleges
March 24, 2017 - Posted in: General College NewsGov. Andrew Cuomo's proposal to provide free tuition for students at New York's public colleges and universities - part of his new budget plan - should be expanded to include private institutions, Wells College President Jonathan Gibralter said. Expanding the program would give students and their families more options and ensure that private colleges aren't "unfairly disadvantaged."
Read this story at auburnpub.com
Predator Colleges May Thrive Again
March 24, 2017 - Posted in: Higher Ed and WashingtonCongress has tried since the 1940s to curb predatory for-profit colleges that survive almost solely on federal money while saddling students with crushing loans for useless degrees. The Obama Administration's 'Gainful Employment' rule was major progress - which may be wiped out by recently-appointed U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, and her new staff.
Read this story at mobile-nytimes-com.cdn.ampproject.org
How to Help Your Kid Pick a College
March 24, 2017 - Posted in: College Admissions NewsHere are a few tips for the parents whose kids will pick their college this April: First, a message for pushy parents - resist the urge to push your little scholar up the rankings list. Second, a message for the clingy parents - If you desperately want your kids to stay close to home, your child will pick up on your desires. Now a message for all of us - let her pick.
Read this story at psychologytoday.com
Study Shows How Price-Sensitive Students are Selecting Colleges
March 24, 2017 - Posted in: College Admissions NewsEvery year, prospective students receive offers to attend their first choice college or university. And every year, according to a new study of 55,000 prospective freshmen, up to 40& of them turn down those offers for reasons related to the cost of attendance, financial aid, merit aid (elsewhere), etc.
Read this story at insidehighered.com
NJ PURE Announces College Tuition Rewards for its Policyholders and Staff
March 24, 2017 - Posted in: SAGE Scholars NewsNJ PURE, a provider of medical professional liability insurance, has announced it has entered into an exclusive partnership with SAGE Scholars to participate in Tuition Rewards. 'We have worked hard to continue to provide additional benefits to our policyholders,' said Eric Poe, a Principal of NJ PURE.
Read this story at globenewswire.com
A Simple Improvement to College Admissions
March 24, 2017 - Posted in: College Admissions NewsNew research finds that the English and Math sections of the ACT are much more useful in predicting college success than Reading and Science - and that junior and senior year grades are much more predictive of college and future labor market success than freshman and sophomore grades. If this becomes utilized in admission decisions, more students are likely to graduate.
Read this story at aier.org
CUNY to Revamp Remedial Programs, Hoping to Lift Graduation Rates
March 22, 2017 - Posted in: General College NewsFor community college students, remedial courses don't put you any closer to a degree. The courses take time. They cost money — or consume a portion of a student’s financial aid — while offering no credits. Frustrated to be sitting in class without progress toward a degree, many students drop out. After one year, just half of CUNY students in remediation advance out of those classes.
Read this story at nytimes.com